Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 223
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy1234 Great value in Marathon
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Marathon in November 2013. Overall, I would definitely say we enjoyed our stay and would choose this property again. Our room was recently renovated and everything was new and clean. There was some minor renovation trim work being completed near the lobby but nothing that would deter someone from staying there.
The complimentary breakfast was pretty decent. In addition to the usual cold choices and breads you see at many other hotels, this one included some hot choices such as eggs and biscuits and gravy.
The Tarpon restaurant is located in an independent tiki-style building behind the hotel. I'm not sure if the hotel owns/runs this because it seems like an independent restaurant and I don't recall an option to bill the check to my room. The food was good but the service was not. We arrived around 9pm and the hostess tried to shuffle us into the loud, crowded bar area and seemed annoyed when we wanted a quieter table.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GeoPenn Friendly, Polite staff
The staff was friendly and polite. The facility was nice, and comfortable. Restaurant in close proximity was also good.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by satisfiedcanadian frequent northern traveller
Very nice hotel and ambiance to rest in.
I would stay there again.
Good restaurant across the street.
Nice room facing the inlet channel and the pool.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bmans41 service/room
I enjoy my stay. Everything was great the room was clean the service was great. Will always go back there every year.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DebbieJoan52 Relaxing place to vacation
Whether you just want to rest and watch TV, or get out on the water for boating or swim in the heated pool, this property is fantastic! You are waterside and between two fabulous restaurants. Breakfast is the best I've seen.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ben1953 Good service
The room is clean and the size is good. Breakfast included is a good feature, but could use more hot items.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeandBets Great Staff, Excellent Location
My wife and I spent two nights here and we were both more than satisified with the stay. Disappointed that the WI FI did not work in the room. But was able to connect in the dining area.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jayya Very good hotel
Stayed here twice now and overall very good hotel. Staff was helpful and restaurant/bar is pretty good. Boat and jetski friendly with decent parking and ramp right across US-1.
October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marty47 Nice place
It was a nice and convenient location with a very courteous staff.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diamondlil1 Great location...
Two couples spent three nights at the hotel. Everything was easy from check in to check out. Restaurant on property was very nice and convenient. Great restaurant across the street just a short walk for good food and great views.
We are planning another trip back to Marathon and the Holiday Inn Express.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MMRunner Great stay and location
Our stay here was super comfortable and clean. The hotel is fairly new, so it was such a pleasant experience staying here. It was a nice quiet night and I loves the choice of firm or soft pillows. Would totally stay here again, the staff were super nice. I liked that it was located in Marathon. It was the center of the Keys, so we could drive down to Key West or go to Key Largi and keep this as home base. The pool and view for the pool was beautiful.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rag2 Great hospitality, excellent value, nice location
Friendly staff, decent breakfast w/ hot food items, great coffee, nice size room, comfy beds and pillows. They even delivered a mini fridge and a microwave upon request. Nice restaurant on site. I only wish the hotel was located closer to Key West. Will stay there again for sure.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Wedding Block
Our wedding party and guesys were happy and comfy. Many planning to return.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DitsyMitzi Great Value-Much More than Expected.
I haven't stayed in many hotels but I have stayed in a few in different states in the US and I must say that this was the best one in my opinion. Maybe it is because I was in Florida and Marathon is just a beautiful place. But no. I think the price that I paid for my room was very reasonable. I was lucky to have a corner suite so that my room was larger than those of my friends who were vacationing in Marathon. The room was clean and very roomy. I had a lovely view of the ocean and the hotel pool. The beds were very comfortable to sleep in and I am very particular when I don't have my pillow or bed. The staff was very accommodating. I couldn't find the remote control for the TV and therefore could not turn it off and I called them. I thought I would be in trouble for losing (I found it a few hours later) but the person who answered the phone just told me not to worry about turning off the TV since I was leaving and that they would bring up a remote. The breakfast was awesome. Coffee, juice, yogurt, biscuit, bagel, eggs, cinnamon buns-Need I say more???
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rocklin6 Top shelf facility
This was a great stay . Having been in Kansas City the week prior and not having a great experience I came to Marathon needing to be impressed. Boy was I ever! From the front desk sign in to the express check out everything was excellent . I wanted to give a special shoutout to the ladies that made our breakfast each morning. Despite some on going building improvements and a compromised dining room they delivered each morning without fail, great job! I look forward to coming back to this facility!
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Truk Travel Stop
Convenient location with all the necessary amenities.
Will definitely consider stopping again as future travel plans
October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gloriajeannie My keys vacation
I would rate higher...every morning slamming doors compliments of housekeeping. I am on vacation maybe want to sleep in!!!! The chemical odor in the room a little unbareable. Really enjoyed Dally (sp ? (The bartender) ) at the on property restaurant full of info & top drawer service. Be sure and try the smoked fish dip he recommends.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BocaDoc Home away from home
Since January, I have stayed at this property over 30 nights. Everyone is incredibly warm and friendly. We are always greeted with genuine smiles and each member of the team stops to speak with us and takes an interest in our well being. From my experience, this is unusual in the Keys as there seems to be a general attitude at other properties that everyone is just passing through. At this property, there is a sense of community. A recent example of their concern for guests occurred when the general manager shared suggestions for local restaurants with guests whom had never been to Marathon before. I want to highlight this example because the manager was on her day off but took the time to connect with them to make sure they had an enjoyable experience. Another example occurred when guests realized they left their prescription medication behind after checking out. Within minutes, Ilene, from the front desk staff, located the medicine and contacted the guests to let them know. These are just two examples of the warm, caring nature of these staff members. They are an exceptional team and deserve lots of praise.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by avchizhov Good deal for short and long staying
Marathon is a perfect place for staying. It is around 40 miles from Key West however it have a good locations for snorkeling, and have a rest on the great Sombrero beach. Very nice and clean hotel, have it's own little business center. Beds, baths were fresh and clean every time. Breakfast may be better, but near you may find many places where you can eat fresh seafood and fish dishes.
October 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nrogers great view, but very standard room
The view was nice. Room was standard....did not even have a micro-fridge. They did bring one up only because I complained.
Front entrance was under construction, which caused everyone to come in the back and lug baggage. No ice on first nor 3rd floors. Average price for what I paid.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent service, great breakfast, Very nice!
The desk clerk was so great, and I usually don't even pay attention to that procedure. The room was huge, Very comfortable beds, Nice TV, Great breakfast. Highly recommend!
October 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Crumbbuns Bed wasn't firm enough for my taste.
Overall, everything was good. I would recommend a waffle maker. I've had this at other hotels and it was always a hit with other patrons.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPGA Great location for Exploring Key West and the other Keys
Little gem, staff friendly, continental breakfast, Good restaurant's next door and across Route1 and Marathon.
Overall a pleasant place to stay, Look out for the Lizard wild life.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trolly One of the best Holiday Inns we have stayed at
Having stayed at this Holiday Inn several times over the years, I would have said that the hotel was noisy, over-crowded and a free 'don't bother with' breakfast. This time we were given a MASSIVE room on the top floor, overlooking the pool and sea beyond. It was really quiet and the 3 of us all had really good night sleeps. Very effective air-con, a very palatable breakfast - and room to sit at a table to eat it. We were really impressed by the change in the place since our last visit a year ago. The Island Fisheries over the road is a great place to eat, but take a mosquito repellant, if you sit at a table overlooking the water. There is also a restaurant in the grounds behind the hotel which we had lunch snacks in, which again was good, with plentiful food, though a little more expensive than across the road. The staff were welcoming and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Well done Holiday Inn, we will be back.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sprint17 Great Atmosphere,clean, friendly staff
We normally rent homes/condos for the keys (Including this time) but willconsider stayting here next time. Everything was clean and friendly-including other guests of all ages.
September 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by George82 Good Value for Clean, Modern ameneties
Overall experience and stay was AWESOME! The ONLY hitch was when we were checking in, there was this white Male Counter Rep. who was "OVERLY ANXIOUS" when were were requesting for a room. It was a simple request, but he was too DRAMATIC about it!!! The other Reps were really nice and helpful. The Hotel was clean and modern. There was a REALLY nice restaurant at the back of the hotel called "Tarpon" food was awesome and nice waterview. Free Breakfast, Hot and good selections, WIFI was fast, parking was numerous. Wont mind to stay there again....
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NativeGirl Delightful room and excellent service!
Recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Marathon, FL and was greeted as a welcomed guest -the beginning of a lovely stay!
The entire staff was professional, courteous and pleasant. Room was clean, comfortable & inviting. Complementary breakfast area neat & clean, offering an array of breakfast foods & beverages. Would definitely reccomend this location, and hope to return on my next trip to the Florida Keys! Thank you for a very relaxing & fun stay!
September 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MKNY My Room is very Noisy.
My room is very Noisy during my visit.. We cannot have a good Sleep during the noise from upstairs, Lobby and elevator. The staff forgot to provide the wifi code and no lan access. Need to import the room to keep it quiet.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larcy Clean rooms
We thought the hotel was in a great location and it was very clean. The breakfast bar was very small and very crowded, although the dining area was very nice. They did not have the breakfast variety that was stated though. They also listed a spa which does not exist, but the pool area was very nice and relaxing. Tarpon Grill restaurant was gorgeous and so was the marina area.
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fbonfis A good hotel in a great location
Warm welcome, recognized as Platinum.
Room and bathroom nice and clean.
Good breakfast, but service needs to be improved: the staff at the breakfast was not careful about the replishmnet and especially the Customers needs.
Remarkable the presence of several toasters, but the pancacke machine has been a pain.
I strongly suggest to have HOT MILK, or the possibility for the guest to warm it up by themselves... without waiting invane for the waitress ...
Nice the proximity of the hotel with nice beaches.
Bad the absolute absence of a shuttle and of any kind of public transportation (so we have been told at the front desk).
Overall a nice stay.
September 20, 2013